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  1. Tenth suspect arrested in connection with Thoriso Themane murder

    Date: 09 Mar 2019
    Thoriso Themane. Picture: Twitter The teenager was taken to the Polokwane police station by his parents on Friday. A tenth teenager believe... See full details

  2. SA’s former Libya ambassador, wife hospitalised after attack

    Date: 09 Mar 2019
    SA former ambassador to Libya Mohammed Dangor. Image: Twitter/@Abramjee Mohammed Dangor and his wife are currently in ICU after being seriously injured in an alleged robbery... See full details

  3. CCTV cameras pit security against privacy concerns

    Date: 09 Mar 2019
    The installation of 15,000 CCTV cameras in Joburg’s suburbs will certainly help combat crime, but they could be used for Big Brother-type snooping. Vumacam, a subsidiary of fibre infrastructure company Vumatel, is installing CCTV cameras on the streets of Johannesburg’s suburbs. It plans to roll out 15 000 of them across... See full details

  4. Abramjee wins Gold Leaf case

    Date: 09 Mar 2019
    CRIME fighter and spokesperson for #Takebackthetax, Yusuf Abramjee, again called on Sars and the police to act against the illegal cigarette trade. Yesterday he won a case in the High Court in Pretoria in which the Gold Leaf Tobacco Corporation wanted to silence his criticism. Abramjee said he would continue the ... See full details

  5. Murder shakes court

    Date: 09 Mar 2019
    Cases postponed, assigned to shocked colleagues after family found shot dead in Montclair home THE Durban Magistrate’s Court is feeling the effect of this week’s family murder in Montclair. “There is a sombre mood,” a source told the Independent on Saturday. “Even now, pros... See full details

  6. Ramaphosa to decide Jiba and Mrwebi’s fate

    Date: 09 Mar 2019
    THE fate of suspended National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) top officials, advocates Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi, rests in President Cyril Ramphosa’s hands as he will soon announce if the pair are fit to hold the office of the deputy national director of public prosecutions and special director of public prosecutions ... See full details

  7. Eskom manager tells of coal contracts

    Date: 09 Mar 2019
    A SENIOR Eskom manager yesterday told the commission of inquiry into state capture that the R587 million pre-payment by the power utility to Gupta-owned Tegeta Exploration and Resources was the first and the only one he ever approved. Eskom’s contracts manager Gert Opperman said in the nine-and-ahalf years he had h... See full details

  8. Slain ‘Matwetwe’ star remembered at service as cops hunt killers

    Date: 08 Mar 2019
    Matwetwe' co-star Tebatso Mashishi is seen reacting during a memorial service he... See full details

  9. Shock over gang rape of learners

    Date: 08 Mar 2019
    ANOTHER alleged gang rape of a learner at an Ekurhuleni school has shocked the Gauteng Department of Education, which is currently investigating the number of children involved in the latest sexual misconduct. This week, two learners were allegedly gang-raped by their schoolmates. In the latest incident, a Reiger Park Se... See full details

  10. Cops spoil the party at school, seizing dagga cakes and birthday card in raid

    Date: 08 Mar 2019
    CELEBRATING a birthday with a card filled with dagga bags appears to be the order of the day at a high school in the southern suburbs. <img id="artObject" style="width: 100%;" src="https://i.prcdn.co/img?regionguid=59770eb5-c306-4cb8-81b5-d5a044a7e26b&scale... See full details

  11. Metro police skilled, trained for free

    Date: 08 Mar 2019
    WHY spend R20 000 a year doing a course that leads nowhere, when the same course &ndash; in addition to practical training &ndash; is available free of charge? This is the question the Joburg and Durban Metro Police and Road Traffic Inspectorate have asked following revelations that distance learning institution Lyceum College is offering a diplo... See full details

  12. ‘All information on son’s dealings handed to public protector’

    Date: 08 Mar 2019
    PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa was again cornered in Parliament on the business links between his son Andile and controversial facilities management company Bosasa. Yesterday, DA MPs pushed for Ramaphosa to state the value of the contract between Andile and Bosasa. The president was making his final appearance in Parliament during this te... See full details

  13. Babes, three others accused of beating a woman

    Date: 07 Mar 2019
    GQOM musician Bongekile Simelane, commonly known as Babes Wodumo, and three other women have been accused of beating a Durban woman at a guest house in Umbilo on Monday night. It remains unclear why the woman was allegedly assaulted by the women &ndash; among them, a relative of Babes and an industry pal in the same gqom genre. Indep... See full details

  14. Metros in R1m salary scandal

    Date: 07 Mar 2019
    Joburg and Tshwane suspected of double paying director SENIOR councillors are outraged that an executive pocketed over R1 million in a suspected double salary payment scandal from the City of Joburg and the City of Tshwane for four months following an alleged &ldquo;fraudulent and improper&rdquo; appointment. I... See full details

  15. Department stays mum on spanking ban in bill

    Date: 07 Mar 2019
    The latest draft of the bill makes no mention of &lsquo;chastisement&rsquo;Lumka Oliphant Social Development Department spokesperson THE Social Development Department has removed parental corporal punishment from the latest draft of the Children&rsquo;s Third Amendment Bill. This has ... See full details

  16. Shape up or shut down, says MEC

    Date: 07 Mar 2019
    WARRING taxi associations have until noon tomorrow to avert the government-proposed clampdown on Soweto taxi ranks and routes. Failure to do so could see thousands of commuters being stranded and taxi operators struggling to make ends meet for about three months, starting from next week. This follows a notice of intent to close route... See full details

  17. Anger after taxi kills three teens

    Date: 07 Mar 2019
    A POINTSMAN and a metro police vehicle were insufficient deterrents to prevent the deaths of three teenagers in Durban yesterday when a taxi ploughed into them as they stood on a pavement. As anger over the deaths and calls for calm, speed humps and more pedestrian bridges grew, metro police Senior Superintendent Parboo ... See full details

  18. Three life terms for ‘One Man’

    Date: 07 Mar 2019
    A LONG-LASTING attraction to crime was the downfall of former fugitive Lungisani &ldquo;One Man&rdquo; Mdlolo, who escaped justice in December 2014 but received a whopping three life terms and 240 years&rsquo; imprisonment. Yesterday, Mdlolo &ndash; who received his notorious moniker &ldquo;One Man&rdquo; for conducting ... See full details

  19. Officials to face heat in VBS probe

    Date: 07 Mar 2019
    Hawks tighten noose on municipalities THE Hawks are gunning for senior officials in municipalities that are implicated in the VBS Mutual Bank scandal, after large-scale looting of the institution led to its collapse. The head of the Hawks, Lieutenant-General Godfrey Lebeya, confirmed in Parliament yesterday tha... See full details

  20. Limpopo politicians ‘pay minors with booze to escalate protests’

    Date: 06 Mar 2019
    Greater Letaba Local Municipality Mayor Peter Matlou an... See full details

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